Friday, October 4, 2019

Exciting News!


I received a very exciting email message yesterday from C&T Publishing granting permission to scan and share the collection of Kansas City Star quilt patterns that my Grandma Schleich had.  **happy dance**  

So, what does this really mean???

This means that I will be moving forward with my plan for a blog series that will feature the patterns and the letters from former German Officers held at the POW camp located in Trinidad, CO.

You can learn a little more about the letters my Grandparents received over on my Grandmother's Flower Garden post.  

I am still working out the details of the whole thing, but some preliminary plans include:  

*An opportunity for participants to share their completed block for an opportunity to win a 1930's reproduction print fat quarter 

*A grand prize drawing for one lucky person that completes and shares all 20 blocks. The prize will be a copy of the Kansas City Star Sampler.  This pattern book includes 60+ blocks from 1928 to 1961

*A new pattern block and letter will be published once every three weeks.  Start date is to be determined, but I am hoping for late January to early February.

I am still in search of a name for the series and am open to suggestions.

Leave a comment... I'd love to hear your ideas!

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Happy Quilting!


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  1. How exciting!! This sounds like an amazing quilt along.

  2. Hi again! I agree with Jen - it does sounds like an amazing quilt along. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Congrats on getting the go ahead for the new blog series!! As far as a name for the series... Time Warp? Pages from the Past? Grandma's Girl? Those were the only names that I could think of for the posts. Surely, you've been kicking around some names!

  4. This is so exciting! I love the designs you already posted.

  5. Exciting! Though I'm stumped on a name...

  6. Congratulations! This sounds like a fascinating project. In my ignorance, I had no idea there had been a POW camp in the US, although it certainly makes sense that there was.

  7. How exciting! This is going to be amazing, whatever you call it.

  8. Congrats! Intriguing project. I’ll enjoy seeing more about this. Thank you for linking up with Creative Compulsions.

  9. Sounds interesting. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  10. Congratulations! This will be fun. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  11. I'll now follow you via bloglovin and plan to pariticipate in your sew along. Thanks. I look forward to the letters you will share.

  12. Hi Melva! Have you come up with a name for your QAL? I would love to start spreading the news and details, and for that matter purchase some special fabrics for this piece. I look forward to hearing from you or seeing something on your blog soon. ~smile~ Roseanne